Sound, touch, pedals — perfectly integrated to give you the sensation of playing a grand piano.
Real Grand Expression. This phrase defines the expressive capability of a Yamaha Clavinova. It is not only the full realization of the sound, touch, and pedals of the piano. But it is also about the application of technologies nurtured by crafting acoustic pianos to perfectly integrate these three elements into a single piano.
This piano produces the exact sound you want through the touch of the keys and the feel of the pedals. As you play, you will truly feel as though you are playing a grand piano.
The sound is heard just as it was played.
The grand piano Voices were obtained by recording the sounds of a Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano. A single piano best suited for recording was selected and then tuned to the finest possible condition by a veteran piano tuner.
All the sounds were recorded with meticulous detail, resulting in a beautiful, harmonious piano Voice.
Variations of sound according to the touch.
Pianists can change the volume of the sound - as well as its dynamics to achieve both mellow and bright tones by simply changing the amount of pressure they apply to the keys.
From staccato to legato — superbly expressive sound that responds to the player's touch
Featuring Yamaha Smooth Release technology, Clavinova offers the crisp tone heard while playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys slowly. This provides a finely-nuanced response to the pianist's playing.
Left: Rapidly lifting your fingers (staccato).
Right: Slowly lifting your fingers (legato).
Play many notes simultaneously without any unwanted dropped notes.
Superb playability and feel — Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) keyboard
The Piano utilizes the same hammering system and springless mechanism as a grand piano, GH3 keyboard action reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano from a heavy feeling in the lower register to a lighter touch in the upper octaves.
It also features the three-sensor configuration, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard for a response and feel very similar to that of a grand piano.
Synthetic ivory key tops — a pleasure to play even after hours of performance
Reproducing the gentle and tactile surface of the ivory keyboards once used in only the most beautiful pianos. It features highly-absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of performing, while retaining the ideal texture and feel.
Natural feel, even on the back-end of the keys
The keys on the Clavinova are constructed so that the support point hidden inside the instrument body is as far from the key tip as possible, improving playability and comfort, even deep on the back of the key.
This construction provides an excellent key travel, even when the performing pieces played mainly on the black keys and the backs of the white keys, allowing nuanced variations in touch and broadening your expressive range.
Clavinova key tips are far from the fulcrum, so the keys sink smoothly when played near the base.
Full-body resonance, just like an acoustic piano
Similar to an acoustic piano, the Clavinova is calibrated carefully, with speaker positioning and body materials checked to ensure that the entire instrument resonates optimally.
For a sound image that is very close to the grand piano, these instruments feature Tone Escapement in several locations throughout the body that allow the sound from the speakers to be projected to the listener's ears without being trapped inside the instrument.
Acoustic Optimizer — regulation to ensure a balanced tone
A new technology springing from Yamaha's intimate knowledge of the acoustic properties of the interiors of musical instruments. Acoustic Optimizers deliver natural, smooth tonal richness across the entire keyboard.
Built-in song recorder
The recording function featured in the CLP-525 allows you to record your performances* with a single touch, which is useful when you want to review your playing objectively. Additionally, you can record up to 2 tracks for simultaneous playback, so different hands can be recorded separately or overdub parts with different Voices.
* Recordings are made in Standard MIDI file (SMF) format. Compatible software is required for playback of recorded data on a computer.
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), perfect for playing at home
The ability to adjust performance volume is extremely useful at home where players may not always be able to play at high volume levels. Often at low volumes, both bass and treble may become difficult to hear.
To counter this, the Clavinova is equipped with Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), which adjusts the sound automatically, allowing players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume setting.
Instrument apps to expand your musical horizons
Clavinova and apps — if you use an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Yamaha apps will make playing more convenient and enjoyable.